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Just when I thought Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases were a big coincidence in certain Zika-endemic regions of the world, the perfect reservoir is paired up with them. And this bird doesn't migrate; therefore, the poorest people in the world are once again the most vulnerable. What's worse: discovering outright lies by public health authorities and the omission of glaring scientific facts. Looking for Zika in birds is about as fundamental as plugging in your computer.
No surprise: money is probably at the root of why the public (and many in the scientific community) are ignoring, omitting, or downplaying the fact that the Zika virus is found in birds. Forty-five years ago, 15 percent of birds studied in Uganda were found to be reservoir hosts of the Zika virus. That percentage would only increase as Zika has spread and mutated around the globe. And Culex are also vectors of the Zika virus (this has been proven by three independent research teams out of Brazil, China, and Canada). Those culpable for the most harmful strain of Zika may be the backers of Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases. The people involved include Bill and Melinda Gates and the following governments: UK Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development through the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, Australian and Queensland governments, and the Brazilian government. With those deep pockets and power, it's no wonder why crucial studies and reports have magically disappeared from the internet.
Soon the leaders of the WHO, CDC, and Health Canada will be resigning. And I'm not surprised. The evidence they have been ignoring from the scientific community for over a year should be causing them great unrest. The public has only been told half-truths and have not been given all of the information you deserve. Now, in a move I deem as unacceptable as the WHO partnering with the IOC, the CDC is throwing almost a million dollars at PBS to produce just one episode about Zika for kids. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Zika is spreading unabated; a likely reservoir host (which could be amplifying the virus) is a pet, being played with by children.
Once I researched Wolbachia some more, I realized there has been a dangerous precedent already set in motion in California, Brazil, Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia. Two separate research teams found Culex infected by a specific type of Wolbachia caused a totally unexpected result: an increase in West Nile and malaria infections. Culex already harbor Wolbachia, however, there are numerous strains of this bacteria. Since the WHO has finally admitted that Culex are also a vector of Zika, I felt it was prudent for Florida (and other regions of the world) to be aware of the risks involved with Wolbachia-based mosquito control and to test out whether local Culex - that will eventually acquire it naturally from the Wolbachia-infected Aedes - will become (or are already) a more worrisome vector of the Zika virus.
It's dÃ©jÃ vu: another UK study pointing to the weather - instead of the WHO and CDC - as the reason the Zika virus is spreading. Early in 2016, Wellcome Trust and Oxford U scientists (funded by Bill Gates and others) assured us there was a miniscule chance of anyone becoming infected with the Zika virus at the Rio Summer Olympics. Now, instead of acknowledging grave ommissions and a lack of accountability we are told to blame nature. Fortunately, it seems the public at large is becoming wise to this ruse.
The carelessness of our public health authorities over the Zika virus has disappointed me immensely this past year. And just when I thought there would be some signs of remorse, WHO's director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan, blamed the vector control strategies of countries in southeast Asia. Meanwhile, she has known since February 2016 that Culex mosquitoes were also a likely Zika vector that require entirely different eradication methods. But even worse: Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquitoes have been released in various regions of the world for the past six years. And while Wolbachia in Aedes may not be transmitted to humans; Culex mosquitoes are capable of acquiring it and transmitting it. Culex are able to infect humans with filarial worms infected with Wolbachia. And Wolbachia seem to play an inordinate role in diseases. For weeks I pored over studies and found to my utter shock that Culex with Zika and Wolbachia could be responsible for some of the most devastating outcomes for human life.
What I predicted in 2016 appears to be coming true, unfortunately. I believe North Atlantic right whales are suffering from Zika infections along with Wolbachia infections via their food supply. Calanus finmarchicus (Cal fin) comprises 1/3 Aedes aegypti. And krill also contains both Aedes aegypti and Culex (both Zika vectors). In this post, I spell out which tests desperately need to be conducted on North Atlantic right whales (including a newer, safer, more reliable method for extracting eye fluids). Bottom line: the richest people on the planet might be responsible for this and (if so) they should be held accountable. They have the money to rectify it.
For almost two years, I've been researching Zika. After writing about seven or eight articles, I came to the conclusion that Wolbachia is the unspoken co-factor. Recently, I found a paper by Dr. Francis M. Jiggins that openly asks: "How does Wolbachia do what it does?" And, I decided to compile answers (or partial answers) to what he is rightfully questioning. And, it's refreshing that someone in the scientific community is curious because what we are told is helping our dengue and Zika outbreaks (Wolbachia-infected Aedes releases) is ACTUALLY crashing crucial ecosystems and causing human illnesses.
Scientists are getting closer to pinpointing precisely what made Zika such a devastating neurological disease. And the latest findings, just this week, seem to confirm my worst fear: Zika is behaving like a bacteriophage, most likely within the Culex species of mosquitoes. Sadly, much of the media, politicians, (and even doctors) are continuing to tout Aedes as the only vectors of Zika. Wolbachia is not even mentioned as a co-factor. We need to look at recent findings because bacteria always evolve to ensure its survival.
If a vaccine - over 20 years in the making - had the potential to cause a deadly cross-enhancement of the Zika virus whenever the Culex species of mosquitoes transmitted it, would the WHO and CDC try to keep that a secret? What if billions of dollars were at stake? I am completely unnerved by the actions of the CDC, WHO, and Health Canada. And I can't help shake this feeling there is more we are not being told. I walk you through some hunches and provide you with proof that (I hope) will cause you to ask more questions of our public health authorities.
Some scientists have sold their souls, apparently. After reading a study that blamed El NiÃ±o for the spread of Zika, I couldn't help but delve deeper into what Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes might be doing to humans. And as I researched further, it became clear why Culex mosquitoes have been dismissed as Zika vectors: Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquito releases are heavily funded by four governments (including Bill Gates). And they could be causing more harm than good.
News that only two AdÃ©lie penguin chicks (from a colony of 40,000) in Antarctica survived breeding season had me on high alert. Yet the narrative (in mainstream media) was already set: changing weather forced parents to travel further in search of food because of changing climate. This is far less likely than Wolbachia infecting their food source coupled with a virus (Zika or West Nile) to cause their deaths. What's more: for the last two decades, the Antarctic peninsula - the tip of the continent nearest to South America - has not become any warmer.
Over the past few days, I've been shocked to see and hear obvious attempts to downplay Zika's similarities to West Nile virus. And what I discovered sent chills up my spine. It's possible that a seemingly harmless mosquito control method (using the bacterium Wolbachia) could enhance the Zika virus in Culex mosquitoes. And Culex have finally been acknowledged as a vector of Zika (by the WHO). In California and Florida, Culex mosquitoes are everywhere. And it appears that dangerous decisions have been (and are being) made by our public health authorities that we can never undo.
In March 2016, disease experts came away from the Summit on Controlling Aedes aegypti in Maceio, Brazil completely unsure of which vectors were responsible for the spread of the Zika virus. Dr. Fiona Hunter, one of few medical entomologists in Canada, told the Globe and Mail in March (2016), "The fact that there are no data as far as I can tell that Aedes aegypti is driving this Zika epidemic just flabbergasts me." After conducting my own search, I discovered that there was - and still is - huge pressure within the scientific and medical community (and in mainstream media) to keep the sole focus on two types of Aedes mosquitoes. I'm unsure why the WHO, CDC, and Health Canada are ignoring crucial data, but they are failing in their duties to protect public health. In this article, I walk you through what I've uncovered.
It's becoming clear to me that mainstream media is playing a huge role in keeping the public and physicians in the dark. Wolbachia pipientis has been (knowingly) introduced into our food chain since 2009 - although the technology has been worked on for over 20 years. Wolbachia targets the brain, spinal cord, nerves (including the nerves to the stomach and intestines), muscles, gonads, lungs, kidneys, heart, liver, eyes, ears, and/or pancreas. Additionally, the Dmp53 tumor gene in Drosophila melanogaster (aka wMel) binds specifically to human p53 (which is implicated in 1/2 of human cancers). Wolbachia is extremely powerful and should never have been allowed to be put into a species (the Aedes genus of mosquito) that never had it in the first place. But we are told to limit our use of antibiotics, to "wait out" pink eye, to forgo digital rectal exams, and that strep A infections are causing deadly infections. And, I highly suspect that the legalization of cannabis will be blamed for the almost 60 percent dive in sperm counts among men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In this paper, I walk you through what may become chaotic for ER physicians and staff within the next few years in North America.
After reading 100s of scientific papers and following the science, I am 99 percent certain that the common Culex spp. of mosquito is one of the deadliest vectors of emerging Wolbachia (rickettsial) infections. And Wolbachia is also a reproductive parasite. Sadly, it appears the North American scientific community is funded (or rather, controlled) by Bill Gates. Not only does he invest in Wolbachia, he funded the two studies that claim it's safe enough to use, and he funds many people in positions of power and influence. Now that about 60 percent of Western men are suffering huge drops in sperm counts, this should be a wake-up call to the entire medical and scientific communities around the globe. Instead, it's all ignored. There is dead silence.
The case for the Culex genus of mosquitoes as Zika vectors is becoming stronger. Aedes prefer to live indoors and never stray far from people. So, it was a surprise to learn that Florida's Zika outbreak stemmed from about 30 cruise ship passengers. What's more, evidence is mounting that Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes are not effective in the long-term and may even enhance viral infection. Problem is: Wolbachia can never be taken back. Is it too late to restore critical ecosystems? I don't know, but more Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases are set to take place in Florida, India, Selangor, Vietnam, New Caledonia, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Medellin (Columbia).
While mainstream media and Olympic partners were proclaiming that the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were Zika-free, I uncovered a disturbing public health department policy, a complete lack of Zika virus screening, and an information guide (given to athletes) by one Rio Olympic team doctor which included false and misleading statements. Honestly, I doubt we will ever know the true count of Zika cases acquired at the Olympics by athletes, tourists, or others. And sadly, the CDC appears to be ignoring regions that are highly vulnerable to epidemics of Zika. Largely in part because they refuse to acknowledge proof that Culex mosquitoes are also a vector of the Zika virus.
It's infuriating to know that for a year, the WHO has known that Culex mosquitoes are vectors of the Zika virus. Even worse: a study by Guo et al. in September has been completely ignored. The citizens of southeast Asia should have been informed so that they could modify their mosquito eradication efforts. However, Dr. Margaret Chan has proclaimed her decisions to be right all along. She even wrote: "Like every other explosive outbreak, Zika revealed fault lines in the world's collective preparedness." But, rather than rely on scientific data, she even entertained conspiracies (like a chemical). Wolbachia is responsible for the most widespread pandemics in the animal kingdom (LePage and Bordenstein, 2013). Bill Gates and four governments are funding Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases and the WHO endorses it. We must find a way to stop more releases and allow independent researchers to investigate (before it's too late). Wolbachia can never be taken back.
Anyone associated with the WHO (World Health Organization), NIH (U.S. National institutes of Health), or who relies on funding from Bill and Melinda Gates has no business being employed (in any capacity) to protect human health. The WHO endorsed the use of Wolbachia-infected Aedes even after it was detected in a human (without the nematode). The NIH actually granted MosquitoMate $1.3 Million dollars. Therefore, Canada's chief medical officer of health, Theresa Tam, and Allison McGeer should resign. Dr. Tam has "served as an international expert on a number of World Health Organization committees". Dr. McGeer is "an expert reviewer for the NIH (US National Institutes of Health)" and "has recently been working with the World Health Organization (WHO)".